REACH (Resource Group for Education and Advocacy for Community Health)

Mission: To work for a TB free society. Goals: - To combat the threat of TB involving all sections of the community - To ensure that the guidelines of the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program of the Government of India (RNTCP) is accessible to private medical practitioners who cater to large section of the population - To increase public awareness of TB - To act as a liaising body between the different deliverers of health care, both governmental and non-governmental

REACH (Resource Group for Education and Advocacy for Community Health)
9/5, State Bank Street, 2nd Floor, Mount Road, Chennai - 600 002, India.
9/5, State Bank Street, 2nd Floor, Mount Road, Chennai - 600 002, India.
Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600 002
India
044-65211047
http://www.media4tb.org, http://www.reachtbnetwork.org

Executive Director

Dr.Ramya Ananthakrishnan

Management Team

Sheela Augustine, J.Gurumurthy null, Nalini Karunakaran, Kumar null, Ganesan null, Dr.Hannah Wilson, R.S.Abirami null, Shanthi null, Deena null, Kalpana null, Rajalakshmi null, Joseph Soundarrajan, Mangaiyarkaras null, M. Chitra

Board of Directors

Nalini Krishnan, Ramya Ananthakrishnan, Anupama Srinivasan, Jagadesan Gurumurthy, Sheela Augustine, J.Gurumurthy null, Nalini Karunakaran, Kumar null, Ganesan null, Dr.Hannah Wilson, R.S.Abirami null, Shanthi null, Deena null, Kalpana null, Rajalakshmi null, Joseph Soundarrajan, Mangaiyarkaras null, M. Chitra

Project Leaders

Sheela Auguesteen

Mission

Mission: To work for a TB free society. Goals: - To combat the threat of TB involving all sections of the community - To ensure that the guidelines of the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program of the Government of India (RNTCP) is accessible to private medical practitioners who cater to large section of the population - To increase public awareness of TB - To act as a liaising body between the different deliverers of health care, both governmental and non-governmental

Programs

Patient Care-arranging for diagnosis and treatment, counseling patient and family, patient aid in the form of food, conveyance and additional tests Advocacy - about RNTCP to involve influential groups, private practitioners and pharmacists in the program Involving community members to act as DOTS providers Establishing DOTS centres Development of Information Education Communication- IEC - materials

Statistics on REACH (Resource Group for Education and Advocacy for Community Health)

Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2013: $4,064
  • Maximum Annual Budget: $390,015
  • Other funding sources: Corporate Donors, Individuals, International donors through the Government of India Fund raising events Community contributions from TB Patient supporters who supervise treatment for 6 to 8 months without financial compensation
  • Religious Affiliation: None
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